Scholarship Update 3-21-2018

**Students, note that some of these scholarships must be mailed directly to the sponsor. You must take care of getting those postmarked rather than giving them to the counselors. For all others, there is a box with collection folders in the guidance office for you to put your applications. There is an (*) next to the scholarships that are being collected in the guidance office.

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to start your applications!
  • You might be able to use the same essay for some of these scholarships!
  • If you don’t qualify for financial aid, you DO still qualify for many of these scholarships!
  • Fill out the applications NEATLY and COMPLETELY. This makes a big difference!

 New:

*Rockcastle County Farm Bureau Scholarship: At least one scholarship will be given to a Rockcastle County senior who is or whose parents/guardians are Farm Bureau members. Applications are in the guidance office; deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

*Rockcastle County Conservation District Scholarship: A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who plans to major in an agriculture related field. Applicants are required to submit a transcript and a short essay. Applications are in the guidance office; deadline to apply is April 16, 2018.


Previously Announced:

Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship: CCU is offering a $1000 scholarship to four students. Applicants or parents/guardians of applicants must be members of CCU. A minimum 2.8 GPA is required. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office or at https://ccuky.org/scholarshipinfo/scholarships.php. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2018.

*Cruisin’ in the Valley Scholarship: One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who plans on attending a college or technical school in the Fall of 2018. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applications are in the guidance office. Deadline to submit applications is April 20, 2018.

*Jim Cox Memorial Scholarship: This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to major in a science-related field or science education in college, and who has demonstrated proficiency in high school science courses. Applications are available in the guidance office, and are due by April 20, 2018.

*Rockcastle County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship: The Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation (one educational and one community), as well as two short (one page) essays on selected 8. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline for submission is April 2, 2018. (applications can be mailed directly to the Chamber of Commerce or given to counselors)

CEDIK Appalachian Health Career Scholarships: The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) at the University of Kentucky is administering scholarships to Appalachian students seeking education in health or a health‐related field. Because of the shortage of health care providers in the Appalachian region, along with the expected retirement of many physicians and an aging population that demands more health care, the need to educate and then retain young health care professionals is a real priority. Scholarships are allocated for full‐time students with a maximum award of $2,500 per semester.  Part-time students are eligible to apply for partial scholarships. Students must be from an ARC defined Appalachian county to be eligible. Scholarship is for one year. Applicants must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation. Applications can be found at https://cedik.ca.uky.edu/files/cedik_scholarship_application_form_2018_final.pdf. Deadline for submission is April 23, 2018.

Eastern Kentucky University Foundation Scholarships: The Eastern Kentucky University Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to deserving students.  EKU Foundation scholarships are awarded through the University Scholarship Office and at college and department levels.   New and renewable awards of EKU Foundation scholarships are subject to available funds each year. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to https://scholarships.eku.edu/foundation.

Jackson Energy Lineman Training School Scholarship: A full tuition scholarship ($3850) is available to high school seniors who plan to enroll in the Somerset Lineman Training School and begin the program by October 2018. Other requirements include: 1) applicants must obtain their CDL prior to beginning the program 2) applicants or parents must be Jackson Energy members 3) applicants must complete an interview process. Application forms are available in the guidance office, and must be postmarked by May 25, 2018.

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship: One scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to a senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. The qualified applicant must submit a one page typed essay about a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life and why. Applications are in the guidance office, or you can access information at http://kentuckyrepublicanwomen.org/scholarship/ . Deadline for submission is April 2, 2018.

Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute Scholarship: Students who currently reside in a modular, manufactured, or mobile home are eligible for one of 7 $1000 scholarships. Students must complete an application, including a 300 word essay explaining the “impact of factory-built housing on your life.” In addition, applicants must submit letters of recommendation from both teachers and community members. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2018. Applications are in the guidance office.

*Rockcastle Community Scholarships: The community has several scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2000, which are available to RCHS seniors. Applicants must write a 300 word essay concerning education and career goals. The application is available in the guidance office; deadline for submission is April 20, 2018.

Rockcastle Regional Hospital Scholarship: Rockcastle Regional Hospital is offering a scholarship to students who are planning to major in health care fields of study (diagnostic imaging, laboratory, physician, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, speech pathology). Applicants must have two letters of recommendation (preferably one educational and one community), and an essay of no more than 400 words describing why you wish to become a healthcare professional. Applications are available in the guidance office; deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.

Raise Me Scholarship: The Raise Me micro-scholarships are awarded to students based upon their grades, test scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, and many other activities. Students create an account, and then log their information in each category. Money is awarded for each category, and is used to help pay for college expenses. Any student is eligible for these micro-scholarships. Currently, the Kentucky colleges/universities that participate in the Raise Me program are Campbellsville University, Centre College, Georgetown College, or the University of Kentucky. If you plan to go to any of these institutions, check out www.raiseme.com.

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